Summer is just around the corner here in Northern Colorado! As the sun lingers in the sky and the days grow longer, so do the possibilities for fun. We love a good paddleboard up at Horsetooth Reservoir or a long bike ride on the Poudre Trail (more on our favorites later). But between all of that stuff, is happy hour. The best part about summertime HH’s is that they’re outside on the patio. Hello, sunshine.

If you’d like to indulge in the best Happy Hour’s Fort Collins has to offer, here are a few places we go to on repeat. 

  1. Rare Italian 

If you’re on the hunt for mouthwatering food, this is your spot. The truffle fries and chili-glazed brussel sprouts will have you floating, (on a cloud of butter) but perhaps the best kept secret is the homemade burrata. Make sure to say hi to our pal Chris at the bar when you go! Daily 4-6pm

  1. Jax Fishhouse

Beat the Monday blues with an all night food and drink happy hour. This place is a sea-food lover’s daydream! We always get the peel and eat shrimp, calamari and oysters. Daily 3:30 – 5pm

  1. Ciao Vino 

The owner, Antonio, hails from Italy and knows everything there is to know about wine. That’s why it’s no surprise that Ciao Vino has the best selection of wine and small snacks in NoCo. 

  1. The Regional

This place has it all! It’s a beautiful little restaurant with a classic homestyle feel. The happy hour is quite generous with $6 glasses of wine and a long list of tasty plates. The Boston Bibb salad and burger with garlic ghee fries are delectable. Wednesday – Sunday 2p – 6p + all day Tuesday.

  1. Social

Look no further for a classic speakeasy that’s tucked below the city. It always feels like you’re transported to another time upon arrival. Cozy up with a top-shelf cocktail and try the bacon-wrapped dates…You won’t regret it. Daily 4-5pm


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